I am happy to say that I will soon be publishing what I believe will be the most comprehensive consumer-focused book on CPP disability benefits. I have been working on this for awhile and should have it to my editor next week. I am hoping it will be published by May 2019.
The book will be published and for sale in bookstores, apple bookstore and amazon, but we plan to also publish the full text on our website so it will be available to everyone for free.
Many of the topics I discuss in the book were taken from questions and threads in this forum. This forum has vastly exceeded my expectations in terms of community that has developed, including the support and quality information that is being shared. I will post links once the book is published and available.
But before I send the draft to the editor, I would like to know if you think I am missing any important topic. Would you take a moment to review the table of contents below and let me know if you think I have missed anything important.
I want this to be the most comprehensive book out there:
Table of Contents
1.What are Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits?
2. Eligibility for CPP Disability Benefits
2.2.1CPP Credit Splitting
2.2.2Child Rearing Dropout Provision
2.2.2Pension Credits From Other Countries
3. Disability Onset Dates and Qualifying Periods
3.1Date of Onset of Disability
3.2Minimum Qualifying Period
3.3Late Application Provision
4. CPP Disability Benefits for Children
5. Applying for CPP Disability Benefits
5.1Before you Apply
5.1How to Apply for CPP Disability Benefits
5.1.1Step 1, Step 2, etc
6.The People Who Decide Your Claim
7. How Your Claim is Decided
7.1 Step 1, Step 2, etc
8. Proving You Are Disabled
8.1 Lay Witness Evidence
8.2 Expert Evidence
8.4Timing of Evidence
8.5 Maintaining Your Credibility
9. How to Appeal a Denied Disability Claim
9.1Level 1 - How To Do Reconsideration Appeal
9.1.1Step 1, Step 2, etc
9.2 Level 2 - How To Appeal to the Social Security Tribunal (General Division)
9.2.1Step 1, Step 2, etc
9.3 Level 3 - How to Appeal to the Social Security Tribunal (Appeals Division)
9.3.1 Step 1, Step 2, etc
9.4Level 4 - How to Appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal
9.5Re-Filing and New Initial Application
9.5New Facts Applications
10. Summary Dismissals
11. Common Reasons for Denial
12. After You Are Approved
12.1 When Do Payments Start?
12.2How Much Are the Payments?
12.3Taxation of CPP Disability Benefits
12.4 Overpayment Issues (LTD and WCB)
NEW: 12.5 Impact of Other Income on CPP Payments (Caro’s Suggestion)
NEW:12.6 CPP Disability and the Disability Tax Credit
12.7 Returning to Work
12.8 Continuing Disability Review
12.9 Travel or Moving Out of Canada
13. Representation in CPP Disability Claims
13.1What is an Authorized Representative
13.2 Licensed and Unlicensed Authorized Representatives
13.3 Negligent Representation
13.4 Do You Need A Representative?
I appreciate your input on this!
Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal
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